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Questions tagged [short-film]

This tag is to be used for questions seeking identification of a short film. Always use together with the [story-identification] tag.

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Short Film from the 80's with a character made from sand

I'm trying to locate a short film from early 1980s. The main character (he or she) was made of sand or something to look like this and the whole thing was sand stop-motion. There were different ...
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Science fiction carton/animated short: robot spider/insect crash lands and kills a superhero

I'm looking for an old cartoon that I watched back in like the early 90s. Not sure when it was made, but it was a short for sure. It was about an alien robot insect/spider? that crash lands ...
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Animated short film about knights fighting giants seen in late 90's/early 2000's

I remember a short film (I don't think it was a series) from my childhood that told a story a group of knights fighting giants. I don't really remember much about the animation, only that it was ...
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Computer animated short film about an AI hologram enslaved on a space station, rescued by mercenaries

I once saw a computer animated short film about an AI hologram that is enslaved in a factory on a space station by some sort of taskmaster. She contacts mercenaries that come to her rescue. The ...
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Short about reincarnation and a secret handshake

I saw a short film a few years ago (maybe ~5 but could be more) about a grandmother and her grandson that come up with a secret handshake. Then they're both reincarnated over and over again, ...
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Anime short about two girls shooting each other with guns from their mouths

I saw an anime short some years ago on YouTube. I can't find it anywhere. The things that I remember are: The "protagonist" is a girl with brown hair tied up and yellow clothes. She is a robot that ...
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Short film where an alien crew is transporting a ship full of criminals that accidentally get released

I have been looking for years for a short film. I think it was called Asylum. It was about an alien crew (one was kind of amphibian looking in a space suit, and the other was a crustacean like bug ...
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Sci-Fi style TV ad/short film with “magnetic liquid” guy

Quite a while ago I saw on YouTube (?) a video, where we see from behind a glass a room for focus group/interrogation/group therapy, with several people around a table taking turns and telling their ...
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80s (?) short film about video tape that can wrap you up and is nefarious

This was like a short film, not more than 20 minutes long I think. A guy goes into a house, (I forget the motivation for this) and realizes he's in trouble. Tape from video cassettes starts stalking ...
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Short film in stop-motion with cabbages living in a dystopian city

It was a short movie that I saw in a movie theater before the main movie (can't remember the movie). I saw it in Belgium, but there was no intelligible dialogue in it. I think I saw this between 2000 ...
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Short film about predicting a child's future

Around ten years ago, I saw a short film on YouTube about a parent taking their child to a machine which would then simulate their future. The future the machine simulated for the child started out ...
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Short film about a planet where people age very quickly [duplicate]

I saw a short film online a few years ago that I'd like to watch again. I think the film itself is older - the video looked like it was ripped from VHS, and the special effects and production values ...
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Animated short film about a “surrealism salesman”

I'm looking for the name of (and a link to) a 3D short film I saw about 8 years ago or so. I got the impression it was an animation student project or somesuch, but I had come across it so it must ...
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Short science fiction film about a Midwest farmer who builds a bunker after finding a space plant

This was a short film about some sort of items or plants/seeds sent to Earth. I remember a guy (like a Midwest farmer-style or something like that) found one. He starts acting strange, building sort ...
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Short film or television show from the 80s about computer will follow orders exactly as told

I am looking for a short story shown in the 80s on either HBO or Cinemax about a future society where computers are taking over jobs. The general plot is that it's hard for anyone to find a job. ...
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Dystopian short film with faulty handmade music box

Can anyone remember the name of a short film that starts in a dystopian future where no one works, and people mostly just party all the time. The only job left is enforcing that all manufacturing is ...
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Japanese short film on a robot travel to the past

I saw this Japanese short film in my home like 10 years ago on TV in Singapore and wasn't able to recall the title of the film. The robot has an unusual memory card that store all AI data. It went ...
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Russian stop-motion animation about a love story between a female being made of light, and a male monster that looked something like a saty

I was at an Alamo Drafthouse this weekend, and they usually have a fun pre-show with all kinds of strange bits and clips and such. This weekend they had one that really caught my attention, a short ...
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Short story/film about a scientist experimenting on an ant colony

My uncle told me about a story when I was a kid, between 1989 and 1995. It is either a written story or a short film. There might be obvious mistakes in my description, but I am hoping someone can ...
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Short animated film where a subway runs through a boy's bedroom

I am looking for a short film. It wasn't very long—probably under 30 minutes. In it, a subway runs through a boy's bedroom. He complains to city officials, who tell him that their computer, which "is ...
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Science fiction short film with a spaceman in a virtual environment (inside a lifepod) with AI butler

I'm trying to identify a short SF film I recall seeing on public TV back in the late 70s or the 80s, don't recall the title and the actors I didn't recognize at the time, nor recall now. It starts ...
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Short film or movie about kids abducted by aliens who crave anchovies

I am trying to find the name of this short film or movie that I vaguely remember from my youth (the 1980s). All I remember is kids in a car, them getting abducted, and something about the aliens who ...
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Short film where man repeats a few minutes of his life in a loop

I remember seeing, years ago, a short film about a guy who gets stuck in a time loop and is forced to relive the same few minutes of his life over and over. In one iteration, he talks to his smart ...
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Short film from 70s or early 80s; Child hides and light pours through a keyhole

In public school in the early to mid 80s I saw a short film that (as best I can recall) ends with a kid hiding in the dark behind a door as extremely bright light from the other side of the door ...
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Cartoon short film involving mission to a Mars base which fired missiles to Earth containing creatures

I am trying to identify an animated (short) film that I watched when I was a kid, I am estimating around 1995-1998 but could be way off. It would have been on VHS at the time. I remember: Humans ...
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Short film with a “circle of life” theme, floating island dragon-like creatures hunted by people, people turn into dragon creatures when they die

I'm trying to remember the name of a short animated movie that I saw some years ago. The main things I remember about the movie: 'People' lived on 'floating' islands and hunted huge dragon like ...
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Short film where a man travels into the future and returns to tell about a paradise society?

I remember watching a short film that was probably from the 40's or 50's. It was in black and white. I don't remember any names; just how the story goes. It wasn't aired on television when I saw it; ...
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Short film with crashed spaceship and non-English narrator

I vaguely remember watching a short film that was posted on Facebook a couple of months ago (it was around 10mins long). I think the film is narrated in French (definitely not English) and it starts ...
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What short film features a space station that projects movies onto the moon?

I'm looking for a short indie film where a space station orbiting the moon has a giant lens that projects movies onto the moon. I may have seen it on io9, but I'm not sure. It begins with a guy ...